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TELEGRAPH JA.S. REEP & SON, Publishers. Independent in all things. in Advance Vol. XXVII, No. 49. ASHTABULA, OHIO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1876. Whole Number 1405. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. MEiiCUANTS. THIM. N. BOOTH, General ealer . Drv Hoods Groceries, Crockery and Olass w.ire, Biots and SKoes. Keedy-Made Clotb- ntr Hats and Cans. Tobaccos and Cigar. and everything a family needs to jtut wear. North Main street, Ashtabula. Lvi II. c. TO.VIBES tc CO., (H. C. Tombes, K. P.ock well A. '. Toinbes.) Wholesale Ketail Dealers In Groceries ana r-roviiou. Fruits and Grain; Agents for American Union Express (.'oiiiuaiiies and Cleveland iieralil, Maiu street, .vsutapuia. v. A . H. & E. W.SAV.GE,DealersinCnoic F amil-.'GrO'-cries:nil provisions; also. pure i miectionerv, and the finest brands of To bacco and Cigars. 11 S. B. WEI.LS Produce and Commission Merchant for the purcimse and shIc of West ern Reserve Butier. Chetneand Dried Fruits, Main street, Ashtabula, unio. CARLISLE tc Tlteit, Dealers in Fancy . nri Mrjinle Drv (woods. Family Groceries and Crockery. Willard's Sew Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. . J' blLKET tc PERKY, Dealers in Goods, Groceries, Crockery and Glassware, next door north of Fisk House, Main street. ' Ashtabula, Ohio. 1"" I. W. FAt?l,ltSIBK SON, Dealer Groceries, Provisions, Flour, heed, foreign and Ioinestic Fruits. Salt. Fish, 1-iasier, Water-Lime, Seeds, Ac Main street, Ash tabula, Ohio. XT. REDHKAii. lteaier in nour, Hams, Lard, and all kinds of Fisb: also, all kinds of Family Groceries. Fruits and t on- Jectionery, Ale and Domestic w ine. tmi H. l KIOKItlSOK, Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries. Jloots and (Shoes, Hats, Cajw, "Hardware. Crockery, Books, Faints, Oils, fec, Ashtabula, Ohio. L"' MDiw. a rrins-Timlpni In Produce. i lino. Sand and Water-Lime, Rock Creek Htation, Ohio. "m-r. DRUGGISTS. Xt. It. m ITTtSOM. Druggist and Station er MainHt., Ashtabula,!)., dealer in uruss, Medicines and Chemicals, and Wines and . I.iminrs for medicinal purposes. clan's prescriptions a specially. W MARTIN MKWBfcRR, Druegist and Apothecary, and General Dealer in Drugs, uf..iiinu. u'inea and Llauors for medical mmwwM Fancv and Toilet Goods Main street, corner of Centre. Ashtabula, Ohio. cu iri.rs K. SWIFT. Ashtabula, Ohio, Dealer in Drugs and Medielnes, Groceries, - Perfumery and Fanoy Articles, superior Teas, Coffee, Spices, Flavoring Extracts, Pa tent Medicines 01 every uewonpnou, i T '.,., . u RrnshM KanOT KlttLDK. Hllir Oils 4e,all of wVich will be sold at the low est prices. Prescriptions prepared with suit able care. GEORGE WILLAKD, Dealer in Hardware.-Saddlery, Nails, Iron, Bteet, Druis, . Me4iclne, Paints, Oils, Dyestulis, tc, .Main street, Ashtabula, onio. !. HOTELS. AKHTARCI.A HOUSE. R. C. Warminsr- ty.n Pronrietor. This House has just bofn t!,.i,trhivKnnvaip(tftiiil refurnished. Liv ery and Omnibus line connected with the House. .. . . , 1 1JJ1- FIK HOUSR Ashtabula, Ohio A. Ffr1'. Pmnrletor. An omnibus running to ai. ! from every train of cars; also, a good Livery Stable kept in oonnection with this House to convey passengers to every ppmu . . - - DENTISTS. D. E. K EL LET. D. D. S successor to G. W. Nelson, Main street, Ashta- bula, Ohio. . 2L- P. E. rfr Ohio. HI LI-. Dentist. Ashtahuln. Onlce Centre street, between Main and Park. 104.1 - W. T. WALLACE. D. D. H. r Ashtabula, Ohio, is prepared to rTf-i.-. attend to all operations in his "-l-U. LJr profession. Office and Resi rienwron Elm street. Office hours from V to 5. . . . 1251 ' 'manufacturers. CjCFLEF, Manufacturer of Lath, Sid ing, Mouldings, Cheese Boxes, &c. Plaining, Matching, and Scrowl Sawing done on Xhe shortest notice. Shop on Main street, oppo Blte the Upper Park, Ashtabula, Ohio. 440 HART C DF, Dealer in Granite and Mar ble Monuments, Grave stones. Tablets, Man telt, Grates, 4& Building Stone, Flagging 11 Ktarbing cut to order. Yard on Centre street. 1239 ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS. W. II. HUBBARD, Attorney and Conn seller at Law. Ottlceroom 9 Haskell's Block Ashtabula. Ohio. Will practice In any Court of the State, and in the District and Circuit Courts of the Lnltoa states SHERMAN SON, Attorneys and Cnun sellors at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio.; will prac tice in the courts 01 Asntaouia, ixne and - ueauga. itiw - IiABAD 8. Sherman. John H. SgBBMAS. ED1T1HD H. FITCH, Attorney and Counsellor at Law and Notary Public. Ash tabula, Ohio. Special attention given to the Settlement or Lstates, and to Conveyancing auu iiieciiiiu ; aimj, iai ail uiaLlni arising binder the Bankrupt Law. lot! pU iHlEi BOOTH, Attorney and Coun sellor at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio. 1095 E. B. LEONARD, Attorney at Law, Jeffer son, Ohio. Offlcein the Smalley Block I13ii2 K. A. WRIGHT. Real Estate and Insur anee Agent, and Notary and Justice of the Peace, Morgan, Ashtabula Co., o. jly-l&l HARDWARE, fcc. CROSBT WITHRKWAX, Dealers In Stoves. Tinware. Hoilowware. Shelf Hard ware, Glass ware, Tmps and Lamp Trim mings. Petroleum, opposite the Fisb House, Ashtabula, Ohio; also, a full stock of paints, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, Ac. 12ol GEO. C. HCRH IUD CO., Dealers in Hard ward, Irorteei and Nails, Stoves, Tin Plate, Sheet Iron, Copper and Zinc, and Man ufacturers ofTin,Sheet Iron andOopperware. Flsk s Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. luso PHYSICIANS. .' B. BARTLETT, Homcepathic Physi cian and Surgeon, (successor to Dr. Martin.) Offioe hours 7 to4t A. M., and to 8 P. M. Office next dooua J4oore' Store, Main st, Aabt&bula, Ohia - 1557 fl.Tt. BARTLETT, M. D., Homoepathist. Special attention grven to diseases of women nd children. Office hours from 11 A. M., to JP.M.,aBdfrom7to8P.M. Old office, Main street, Ashtabula, Ohio. 1367 p. a, CASE, Physician and Surgeon; office east slae of Park street, second door north 01 Centre street. Residence on Centre street, third door west of Engine House. Office fcours, 11 to 12 A. M., and to 8 P. M. tf-12s PR. f. DEICHTI AN, Physician and Sur geon, haVLT'g located himself in Ashtabula, respectfully tenners his services to the citi zens of Ashtabuift and vicinity. Dr. P. Delchman speaks the German and English languages fluently. His office and residence Is in Smith's aew block. Centre Btreet. 1343 DR.' E, L. KI"NG Pbyslolan and Surgeon; oiflce over Wilcox's store. Residence near St. Peter's Church, Ashtabula, Ohio. 1013 FOTJDRrES. TINKER tc HEGORV, Manufucturers of Stoves, Plows and Corqmns, Window Cape and Sills, Mill Castings, Kettles, Sinks, Sleigh Shoes, 4c, Phoenix Foundry, Ashta bula, Ohio. 1091 PAINTERS. A. tc W. KTLK... House and Sign Painters, Graining, Paper Hahgingand Glazing; Kal snmlnlng and Wall Painting a specialty; 299 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. All orders promptly attended to, ana work exe onted In the neatest manner, 1807 JT. B. WATROCS,, Painter, Glazier and Paper Hanger. All work done with neat ness and dispatch. iio- JOB PRINTERS jTAMKS REED HON, Plain and Orna- mental Printers and General Stationers. Specimens of Printing and prioes for the same sent on application. Office corner Main and Spring streets, Ashtabula, O 1200 CABINET WARE. pony DUCRO, Manufacturer of and Deal er In Furniture pf the best descriptions and fivery variety; also, General Undertaker and Manufacturer of Coffins to order- Main Street, north of South Publlo Square, Ash tabula, Ohio. 49f JEWELERS. fiBO. J. BI( K1VM, Jeweler; Repair ing of all kinds of Watches. Clocks and a hf 7:i8tf. 'oAshtabula House Block, Ashtabula, OhloA ; : , . . . PHOTOGRAPHERS. BLAKKSLE.. i JIOOBE, PhoUraph ers and Dealers In Pictures, EngraviiigR Chromos, 4c. ; having a large supply oi Mouldings of various descriptions ire pre pared torame anything in the Picture line at short notice and in the best style PUBLIC HALLS - - - TONfO OPR'I 1 HALL, OrwelLAshta tabula Co., Ohio, on the line of A?Y 4 P railroad; rofitt-L ib stage and soeneit willstfat5,,rrt ts rn.1y to rent to traveling troupes. R.E. STONE, Proprietor. jl:ia in or L. and and HARNESS MAKER. f. c. FORD. Manufacturer and Dealer in Saddles, Harness, Undies, Collars, Trunks, nips. kc,, opposite risK Mouse, A n ta bula, Ohio. 1U15 LUMBER. YAUDS. WAtTlll 4c TA LBEUTf Manufacturer of and Dealers in all grades of Sacinaw l.uni- oer uun and Shingles; also, mouldings oi MISCELLANEOUS. J. SI. BLACKBCRN. Architect: Office o. . Perkin's Block : residence. Si fcucna Evenue, Cleveland, Oiiio. 197 BIILDIG lTi FOR SALE!!! Ilealer in U'hub.1 .tme Stucco. Italia 1'laS- ter.Real Estate and Loan A sent, Ashtabula Depot '1-J8J WM. nt'MPHKKY. 1. SITltl. Rl. ITH. Agent for the Liverpool. Londo Globe Insurance co. Lash Assets over i.Od.UJW Gold. In the U. S. fctoe tolders also personally liable I L113 ASHTABULA, YOUNGSTOWN & PITTSBURGH RAILROAD. CONDENSED TIME TABLE—Nov. 27, 1876. in GoingSouth. Going North. No.iL. Ft. Stations. No. l.L. Ft. am am pm p m P 30 ! 15 1 Harbor (1 SO 1 20 1 15 5 00 4 45 7 6 ) L. S. M. S. Crossing 7 45 ts 00 8 06 8 16 36 7 US 7 25 7 50 Ashtabula.. 4 35 4 10 Munson Hill. Austiiiburgh . ..Eagleville.. .Rock Creek.. Home .New Lyme. ....Orwell ..Hloomfield. tl n 12 5K 12 4s 12 12 e 12 z 12 15 12 (M 11 55 3 , 3 SB a is 8 27 8 37 8 l 8 60 10 8 271 8 55 1 021 9 30 1 2 51 2 45 2 24 10 05 10 3i 10 42 11 .35 11 55 1 55 Oaktteld.... Bristol vllle... . Champion... 1 3 9 U 11 5ii I 1 2S 12 9 27 til 35 1 111 21! t 37 It Mi 10 Oil 111 1.1 A. 4 G. W. R. K. Cr. 12 . I jl2 00 Warren Nlles Girard Brier Hill.. . Youngstown Pittsburgh 11 3i J12 30 11 . 10 501 flU-21 10 42 . IV .'ill 10 30 ' i7 00 . 2 30i pm I a in p m I Daily except Sundays. tTrains stop for X Trains do not passengers on signal onlv. stop for passengers. CONDENSED TIME TABLE—Nov. 27, 1876. L. S. & M. .—FRANKLIN DIVISION. From and after Nov. 20th, 1876, Passenger xraius win run as lonows: 1 OOINO WEST. GOING KA-ST. No.2.W. Ft. , P X V M 2 20 ! 2 15 ! 2 12 5 30 ! 2 02 5 Oil I 1 .56 4 51 1 50 4 40 i 1 32 S 29 1 20 S 12 1 15 2 45 12 50 2 07 12 55 1 57 12 46 1 20 12 35 12 50 12 27 12 27 12 13 II 45 12 08 11 35 11 V) 11 10 11 27 10 27 11 19 10 07 11 04 9 30 10 55 8 48 10 45 8 25 10 25 7 49 10 15 10 06 7 12 9 54 8 50 "6 45 7 15 AM PI No. l.tW. Ft. AM 20 Oil City East.. 1 Junction iOil City West l Reno Run Franklin Summit Il'olk jRaymllton.... Sandy Lake.... IStoneboro. Branch Clark Hadley Salem. Amasa i Jamestown... Turner. ...... Simon lAndover '.. 7 25 7 29 7 40 7 47 7 54 8 15 8 20 6 on 6 24 40 6 55 7 45 8 20 8 45 8 22 10 10 10 SO 10 41 11 l7 12 13 12 21 1 15 1 St 1 50 2 25 2 4'J 3 12 3 4 '425 4 55 8 31 8 47 8 55 8 58 9 as 9 15 .9 2S 9 33 9 50 9 58 10 07 10 21 10 34 10 45 11 05 Leon Dorset X Jelferson Greggs Plymouth Centre Street.. JAshkibiila ... Pittsburgh . ... 11 15 11 25 11 38 11 42 2 30 P M 1 Telegraph Stations. Passenger fare at the rate of S cents ner mile to war stations counted in even hulr dimes. LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN R. R. going West. Special Michigan Express leaves RnffiLln nt. b:m p. m., trie li40 a. m.. Conneaut 1:50. Ashtabula 2:2, Geneva 2:53, Painesville 3::;7, and arrives at Cleveland at 5:110 a. m. special Chicago Lxoress leaves Hnff:iln t iaio a. m.. trie 3:27 a. m.. Ashtabu a 4:41. Painesville 5:31, and arrives at Cleveland at 0:) a. m. Couneuut Accommodation leaves Conneaut. aionjoa. m., Amiwy s:ii, Kingsville 6:21, Ash tabula 6:31, Saybrook 6:43, Geneva 6:.M, Paines ville :2j, ana arrives at Cleveland 8:J a. m. loieuo txpress leaves hiunalout i:(KJa. ni.. Erie 10:33. Conneaut 11:37. Amhov k'in.. ville llo. Ashtabula 1:05 n 111. Suvlinuklr 1 1 A vieiieva iia, rainesvine ii:oa, and arrives .1 . leveiauu at, 4:10 p. 111 , Pacific Express leaves Buffalo 12:30 p. m., Erie 3:50. Ashtabula 5:15. Painesville KrOil and arrives at Cleveland at 7:10 p. m. Erie Accommodation leaves Rnfthln p. m., Erie 4;00 p. m., Conneaut 5KW, Ashtabula o:m, eayorook o:4, Geneva o: 4, Painesville &S2, and arrives at Cleveland at 7:35 p. m. GOING EAST. Atlantic Express leaves Cleveland 7:30 a. m., Painesville 8:20, Ashtabula 9:05, Conneaut'J:-'i, Erie 10:20, and arrives at Bulialo at 1:10 p. ni. Toledo and Buffalo Accommodation leaves Cleveland at H;I5 a. m., Painesville 12:27, Ge neva 1:07 p. m., Saybrook 1:18. AshUibula 1:3), Kingsville 1:44, Amboy 1:54, Conneaut 2:02. Erie 3:10, Buffalo 7:00 p. m. Chicngo and St. Louis Express leaves Cleve land at 2:5 p. m., Painesville 8:31, Ai-htabula 4.13, Erie 5:25, and arrives at Bulf'ulo at 8:10 p. m. Conneaut Accommodation leaves Cleveland at 4:50 p. m., Painesville5:.i, Geneva o:;18, Say brook 6:48, Ashtabula":), Kingsville 7:18, Am boy 7:23, and arrives at Conneaut at 7:30 p. ni. Special New York Express leaves Cleveland at 10:05 p.Jn., Painesville 10-.56. Ashtabula 11:45 Erie L' a. m., and arrives at Bulialo at 4:00 a. m. auTraln8 run by Columbus time. ERIE RAILWAY. 1875. . . PULLMAN'S best Drawingtrooni A- and Sleeping Cnaches, combiiiing ail modern lmproveuienU, are ran through without Bndse, Niagara Flls, Cincinnati, Chicago and Detroit to New York, making di jet con nection wila all liaes or foreign and coastwise steamers, and slso with Koond Sranci -ri- and railway lines for Boston and New Rug'umicitie, .iotel dinning cars from Chicago to New Yor ' No. 8. N.Y Express No. lU.i No. 4. Atlantic Night Express Express. STATIONS. 8 35 a m 1 06r.. , 6 87 880 4 M " 4 SO " 4 86 - 5 15 " 6 80 " soo a 10 410 7 40 pm 7 50 " -T 55 " 11 80 " t8 50 lSlii 86 " 9 46 " T45 00 ' M ' 9 08 40 64 810" 8 40 10 08' 3 00am 8 8 " 4 15 4 56 " 5 46 6 17 ' 6 88 " 7 96 " T 67 j.y i to PM fo Mam 10 88 ' Wsverly.. 11 14 " .9 28 Owego Bingosmtoo ... Great Bend Susqnehan'a.... Deposit. M Hancock. .'. , t Lackaw'xen..... iioneedale 11 46 AHI1004 1 SO FH.10 68 1 6 i " t! 08 " 111 48 1 58 " S 25 " 5 40 " 4 45" ' 6 81 ' use Port Jervla... Middletown.. Goshen 888 4 to 6 87 " 7 80 ' 11 1 11 28 M. Patterson. Newark..., 7 08 1 H 51 PM 06 " Jersey City.. Sew York.... n ' 1 1 os l 1 40 HOOpm 7 65 PMI 1 SI) A.MI Boston . 4 16 A Ml 6 40P.X No. 1 mm daily snd No. 8 datlv fium s.i.1 mmncssnd Buffalo. Mesl Station", r'Vm81 Ask for tickets by wy of Erie Railway For Sale st all the prlnolDal Ticket offlo a Dunkirk .L've. Salamanca " Clifton " Sasp, Bridge. .. Niagara Falls.. .. " Banalo. " Attica , " Portaga , i Uornelisville... . Addison ' Rochester 4-1 Avon 41 Bath " Corning....... .. " B inura Arr Jwo. N. Abbott. Oen. Pa. Agt N T WANTED AGENTS. -Also two General Agents, to sell BOOK-KEEPING- ('S"oco7 Learned without a teacher; gives old princi ples, shorter and simpler; teaches methods reducing the work two-thirds, that give dal ly statements: covers every business: quail, fles vou for OFFICIAL POSITION. An agent made 825 00 per day. One learned while can vassing, then took a book-keeper's position Single pages are worth the price. Send stamp for prospectus and terms Address American Publishing Co, Columbns, Ohio. New York City Chicago. 111., 8t. Louis, Mo. Portland, Me., Richmond, Va., 8an Francl. ci Cal. 8moJ8l. PHdNIX IRONWORKS IRON (fc BRASS General Machinists ' r 1 J and manutacturers of FARMING IMPLMILTS Ac, 4c. ' s Office and Works Crossing. AshUbui J. Centre street R. R. - unio. 174. I u'. A Word to the Wis IS SUFFICIENT! SEEING IS SfIf poor persons who are sick stiameiuily Low rnces win can, we win give tnein someming to help them through the winter. Before you invest a ceut in Dry .ASHTABULA STORE! -and Greatest Sacrifice in GOODS MUT BE SOLD If von apreciate decided bareains and compare the following prices with other, we are confidem you will say thev are the lowest ever seen in print for the same Goods. JBesides th-.-' . ,., . . i ii .i i . . - j j prices given, whicn are our lowest, we the same proportionally LOW PRICES. Prints, 5c. Ginghams, 7c. Extra Batting, 9c. Canton Flannel, 7fc. Good Bleached Muslin, 6c. Lonsdale and Fruit of the Loom, 10c. Yard -Wide Cotton, Extra Goods, 7c. An Extra Wqrsted for Men and Boy's wear, 26c. Felt Skirts, full size, printed in two and three Colors, only 49c. Ladies' Heavy and Long .Merino Hose, J2jc. ' Men's Winter Underwear, 34c. Ladies' Winter Underwear, Nice Goods, 50c. Shawls, Large Size, 99c. Shoulder Shawls, 44c. Heavy Gray Flannel, 19c. Plaid Flannel, 12Jc. Red Flannel, 21c. White Flannel 24c. Red Twilled Flannel, 27o. All Wool Gray Yarn, 65cT Fancy and Colored Yarns at proportionately Low Prices. Large Trimmed Horse Blmkets, $1.04. Full Size White Blankets, 12.19. Fine Black Waterproof; 61c; Blue. 92c. Myrtle Green, Navy Blue, Seal Brown and Plum Colored Watero.-oofs, in the best grades to be had, at $1.24. Great drive in Hemmed Handkerchiefs, 9o. Best Towel ever seen for 12c. All Linen Crash, 10c. Wide German Table Linen,, 31c. Large Line Faney Hose, commencing at 9c Good Cheviot Shirting, 9c. Immense stock of Knit Goods bought at a sacrifice. Fine and large Nubias, 49c. Boys' Cloth-back Guantlet Gloves, 49c. Thread, 3c; Pins, 3c; Sewing Silk, 6c. Hip Gore Corsets, 39c. 10 pieces Overcoatings and Beavers. vHeay bull Width, and m every w y Just Opened ! A Fine Made for the New York retail Trade. will sell The Latest Movelties in Fur, lrimmrags. Wp eon'inne to carry the Largest andCheapest Stock of Desirable Dress Goods ! In this section, commencing at. 12$c. Sole Agents for BORTBEE'S PATENT DUPLEX & T TITTLE'S IMPROVED EXTENSION" CORSET. The above possess particular merits, and ladies will do well to examine the flame. We 9Te keeping the most popnhr KID line of Black and White and the new -TJ.1LLIXJE At about half the prioe that others have to ask. The lowest price lever known. Over 1,000 Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats to select from. AH ihe latest styles in Velvet Hats from 82c up. The latest thing in Felt Hats 49o To those who admire stylish work, we would call particular atttmtlon to our New York Trimmed'Hats, which are duplicates of imported rork. Our usual liberal discount made to Milliners wishing to purchase our Hats to pattern after, t Beautiful Hats from 99o up. French Flowers commencing at 13c. Ostrich Tips commencing at 22c. Long Ostrich Plumes 74c. Fancy Feathers and Feather Bands ir great, variety. Ribbons, Lace t. Crapes, Velvets, Turquois, Ornaments, Frames"' etc., at Wholesale and Retail. Keep's Patent Partly-Made Shirts Reduced to $1.00 $ And Warranted to be aa'good as money can buy. Men and Boys' Hats and Caps bought from the manufacturers Ei tra me Hats $1.22, wouh 11.90. To Strangers we would sa y tliat it is admitted by the press and 3c .knowiedged by the people tl ia we have the Largest and Cheapest 'Stock this section of the coiuitr v Our Principles are: oe price, Plain Figures, No Credit, No Shoddy, Civility to All, and N ilisrt'piesentation. L. W. BELIEVING or needy and unable to buy at our Goods or Millinery, call at the see the Goods Ever Known! and wjll take the trouble to rend Keep an me oeuer graues ana at Our Beaver at $2.26 is Fine, an extra article. Assortment of Cloaks ! Very stvlish. and at prices that them. Silk, "Wool and Swans' Down Very Choice Goods at 15c, 19c. and GLOVE shades. sold" in New York. Full Every air warranted. Smith & Son. From the Cincinnati Commercial. HAYES—TILDEN. Is no peace for a soul That's distracted with doubt ? Let ns know who is in. Let us know who is out ; For our eyes they grow dim As on figures we gaze That make it for Tilden, And make it for Hayes. Oh ! for seers and for prophets Like those of the Jews! They were better than papers That plague us with news ; They were smarter than editors, All in a daze. Who tell us 'tis Tilden, Who tell us 'Us Hayes. Call the spooks and the mejums; Perhaps they'll know. Summon siade with his pencil. And Home with his show : Let them rap on our sconces To end our amaze. And- say if 'tis Tilden, Or say If 'tis Hayes. Is that phantasmal vote Hid in the mountains or swamps? Go, Grays, with your lanterns. Go, Blues, with your lamps. Hunt It down, and when captured Just give it a blaze. Whether fatal to Tilden, Or fatal to Hayes. We long for a season Of quiet and rest. To wipe off our muustache And pull down our vest; But how can we do it When boys stop their plays To shout madly for Tilden, And madly for Hayes. Our young men grow gray. Our fat men grow thin. Fed on "extras" that lie Like original sin. Give us calm for our slumbers, And peace for our days, For we're weary of Tilden, And weary of Hayes. "BE SURE YOU'RE RIGHT, THEN GO AHEAD." Adopt this beautiful motto Write it in letters of gold: Tis a saying uttered in wisdom Applys to the young and the old. Twill help us along in life's journey, Nothing like starting aright ; Such action is pleasing to others. And fills us with inward delight. Who can compute all the trouble. The errors, disasters and woe. That occur from neglect of this duty? Their nnmber but few of us know. Think and reflect before acting. Weigh well the project in view; Be sure of righteous decision On whate'er you wish to pursue. Those who've adopted this motto iseldom have cause to regret; It saves us a deal of misfortune. Relieves us from worry and fret. We jog along, easy and happy, On a wide and definite plan. Assured of success in our labor By doing. the best that wc can. Charles Dudley Warner in Scribner for Dec. Charles Dudley Warner in Scribner for Dec. A Turkish Romance. One who would paint tue manners or the morals of Constantinople might adorn his theme with many anecdotes characteristic of a condition of society which is foreign to our experience. I select one which has the merit ot being literally true, rou who be lieve that modern rdmance exists only in tales of fiction, listen to the slory of a beauty of Constantinople, the vicissitudes of whose life equal in variety, if not in im portance, those oil neodora and Athenms. For obvious reasons I shall mention no names. There lives now on the banks of the Bos- nhorous an English physician, who. at the entreaty of Lord Byron, went to Greece in loo4 as a volunteer surgeon in the war of independence; he arrived only in time to see the poet expire at Missolonglii. In the course of the war he was taken prisoner by the Egyptian troops, who in their great need of surgeons kept him actively employ ed in his profession. He did not regain his freedom until after the war, and then only on condition that he should reside in Constantinople as one of the physicians of the bultan, Mohammed 11. We may suppose that the Oriental life was not unpleasant, nor the position irk some to him for he soon so far yielded to the temptations of the capital as to fall in love with a very pretty face which he saw daily in a Day-window of the street he tra versed on the way to the seraglio. Ac quaintance, which sometimes preceds love, in this case lollowert it; the Doctor de clared his passion and was accepted Dy the wining mam. cumn unentai nay-winuow is the opportunity of the world, and the Doctor, becoming convinced that his affi- nanced was a desperate flirt, and yielding to the entreaties of his friends, broke oil the engagement and left her free, in her eyrie, to continue her observations upon mankind, in is, however, did not suit the plans of the lovelv and fickle girl, One morning, shortly after, he was summoned to see two xurxisn laaies wno awaitea mm in his office; when he appeared the Greek girl (for it was she) and her mother threw aside their disguise, and declared that they would not leave the house until the Doctor married the daughter, for the rupture of the engagement had rendered it impossible to procure any other husband. Whether her own beauty or the terrible aspect of the mother prevailed, I do not know, but the .ngiish chaplain was sent lor; he refused to preform the ceremony, and a Greek priest was found who married them. Ihis marriage which took the apiiea ranee of duress, might have been happy if the compelling party to it had left her fondness of adventure and variety at the wedding threshold: but her constancy was onlv as sumed, like the Turkish veiL for an occas ion; lovers were not wanting, and after the birth of three children, two sons and a daughter, she deserted her husband and went to live with a young Turk, who has since held office in the government of the Sultan. It was in her character of Mine. Mehemet Pasha that she wrote (or one of ber sons wrote for her) a book well known in the West, entitled "Thirty Years in a Harem. But her mtrisruin? soint was not extinot even in a Turkish narera ; she at tempted to Dalm off unon the Pasha, as her own, a child that she had bought; her de vice was detected by one of the palace eunchs, and at the same time her amour with a Greek of 4he city came to light. The eunuch incurred her displeasure for Dis omciousness. ana sne naumm strangieu and thrown into the Bosphorou Some say that the resolute woman even assisted with her own hands. For these breaches of decorum, however she, paid dear. The .Pasha banished her to Kutayan, witn or ders to the guard who attended her to poi son her on the way, but she so won upon the affection of the officer that he let her escape to Broussa. There her beauty, if pot her piety, recommended her to an Imam of ne "of the mosques, and she mar ried him. and Beema for a time to have led aoiiiet life: at ahv rate, nothing further CM fleard of her until ju?t before the fam ous cholera season, when news came of the death oi her husband, . the Moslem priest, and that she was Jiving in extreme poverty, til her beauty gone forever, and conse quently her ability i" procure oouiuci uuo D&nd, Tha Pasha, Mehemet, lived In a beautiful palace on the eastern shore of the Bospho. rus, near Kandili. During the great chol era epidemic of 1805, the Pasha was taken ill. One day there appeared t the gate i an unknowjl women, who said that she had come to cure the Pasha; no one knew er, but she spoka with authority, and was ad mitted. It wa our adventuress. She nursed the Pasha with the most tender care M)d watchful skill, so that he recovered; and, in gratitude for the preservation of his Hfe,Tia permitted her and her daughter to remain in tha palace. For some time they were contented withtheluxury of such a home, but one dav it was the evening of Wednesday, neither mother nor daughter was to be found; and upon examination it was discovered that a large collection of precious stones and some ready money had disappeared with them. They had deart ed on a French Steamer, in order to trans fer their talents to the fields of Europe. The fate of the daughter 1 do not know: for sometime she and her mother were con spicuous in the dissipation of Paris life: subsequently the mother lived with a son in Loudon, and, since I heard her slory in Constantinople, she has died in London in misery and want. The further history of the Pix'tor and his family may detail! our curiosity for a moment. When his wife left him for the arms of the Pasha ho experienced so much difficulty in finding any one in Constantin ople to t ake care of his children I tint lie de termined to send them to Scotland to be I educated, and intrusted them for that pur pose to a menu wno was returning to Ens-land. Thev went bv the wav nf Rome It happened that the mother and sister of the Doctor haa some time before that come to Home for the sake of health, and had there warmly embraced the Koman Catho lic faith. Of course the three children were taken to see their grand-mother anil aunt, and the latter, concerned for their eternal welfare, diverted them from their lournev, and immured the boys in a nion astery and the girl in a convent. The fath er, when he heard or this abduction, ex pressed indignation, but having at that time only such relieious faith as may be floating in the Oriental air and common to all, he made no vigorous effort to recover lus children. Indeed he consoled himself, in the fashion of the country, by marrying again; this time a Greek lady, who died, leaving two boys. The Doctor was success ful in transporting the offspring of his se cond marriage to Scotland, where they were educated; and they returned to do him honor one of them as the eloquent and de voted pastor of a Protestant church in Pera, and the other as a physician in the employment ot the government. After the death of his second wife the Doctor I can but tell the story as I heard it became a changed man, and married again; this time a Swiss lady, of lovely Christian character. lu his changed con dition he began to feel anxious to recover his children trom the grasp of Rome. He wrote for information, but his sister refused to tell where they were, and his search could discover no trace of them. At length the father obtained leave of absence from the seraglio, and armed with an autograph letter from Abdul Aziz to Pious IX, he went to Rome. The Pope gave him an or der for the restoration of his children. He proceeded first to the convent to see his dausrhter. in place oi the little eirl whom he had years aeo parted with, ne iound a young lady of extraordinary beauty, a de voted Komanist. At nrst sue reiusea to go with him, and it was only upon his promise to allow her oerfect liberty of conscience, and never to interfere with any of the ob servances of her church, that she consented. Not darimr to lose sight of her, he waited for her to pack her trunk, and then, put ting her into a carnage, drove to tne mon astery, where he heard, after many inqui ries, that his boys were confined. The monk who admitted him denied that they were there, and endeavored to lock him in to the waiting-room while he went to call the Superior. But the Doctor anticipated his movements, and as soon as the monk was out of sight started to explore the house. By good luck the first door he opened led into a chamber where a sick boy was lying in bed. ine Doctor oeiievea that he recognized one of his sons; a few questions satisfied him that he was right. "1 am your father," he said to the aston ished lad, "run quickly and call your brother atid come with ine." Monastic dis cipline had not so many attractions for the boys as convent life for the girls, and the child ran with alacrity and brought his brother, just as the abbot and a score oi monks appeared upon the scene.- As the celerity of the Doctor 1 ad given no oppor tunity to conceal the boys, opposition to the orderof the Pope was useiess, and the father hastened to the gate where he had left the carriage. Meantime the aunt had heard of the rescue, and followed the girl from the convent; she implored her, by tears and prayers, to reverse her decision. The Doctor cut short the scene by shoving his sons into the carriage and rapidly driv ing away. Nor did he trust them long in Rome. The subsequent career of the boys is net dwelt on with pleasure. One of them en listed in the Turkisn army, married a Turk ish wife, and after tome years deserted her and ran away to England. His wife was taken into a Pasha's family, who offered to adopt her only child, a boy of four years; out tne motner preierrea to unng mm iu his grandfather. None of the family had seen her, but she established her identity, and begged that her child might be adopt ed by a good man, which she knew his grandfather to be, and receive a Christian training. The Doctor, therefore, adopted the grandchild, which had come to him in such a strange way, and the mother short ly after died. The daughter, whose acquired accom plishments matched her inherited beauty, married, in time, a Venetian Count of wealth ; and the idler in Venice may see on the Grand Canal, among those moldy edi fices that could reveal so manv romances. their sumptuous palace, and learn, if he cares to learn, that it is the home of a fam ily happy in the enjoyment of most felicit ous fortune. In the gossip with which the best Italian society sometimes amuses it self, he might hear that the Countess was the daughter of a slave of the Sultan s ha rem. I have (riven, however, a true ver sion of the romantic story; but I am ignor ant of the social condition, or the race of the mother of the heroine of so many ad ventures. She may hare eeen born in the Caucasus. Pockets. A London magistrate lately told a wo man whose pockets had been picked, that if women would change the position and plan of their pockets, they would not so frequently suffer from the depredations of light-fingered thieves. This was a iucicial opinion of remarkable acuteness and excep tional value, in so iar as it indicated the true reason why women are the favorite prey of pickpockets. Still, it is one thing to point out an evil that deserves to be remedied, and Quite another to designate the remedy. The court which denounced the present female substil ute for a pocket did not suggest any practicable improve ment upon it, and indeed it is doubtful if any man who is nota professional scientific person is fully capable of dealing with so difficult a question. Man is marsupial, and herein he is broad ly distinguished from woman. Nature has provided man with pockets in his trousers, his waistcoat, and his coat. The number is not always the same, some men having in the aggregate twelve distinct pockets great and small while others have only eight, or nine; but a man totally without pockets would be a huus natures. It is re markable that pockets are net congenital, but are slowly developed during childhood and youth. The trousers-pockets, which are earliest developed, seldom make their appearance before the fifth year, and one of these usually comes to maturity ten or twelve months before its fellow. About the eighth year a male child develops two and sometimes three ooat -pockets, and two years later the lower vest-pockets appear. Nature then pauses in her work, and it is not until the fourteenth year that tne small fob-pockets of the waistcoat and the watch-pocket of the trousers are developed. The appearance of the pistol-pocket and the two ooat-tail-pockets is usually syn chronous with the outting of the wisdom teeth. When these have reached maturity, the normal development of pockets ceases -for the comparatively recent discovery of isolated specimens or men with pockets in the sleeves of their overcoat, apparently designed for stowing away female hands, does not as yet, warrant any change in the scientific classification and description of human pockets. Of the uses or the pocket it is unnecessa ry to speak, since we are all familiar with them, ft may. however, be safely asserted that without pockets men would never have emerged from barbarism. Handker chiefs, pen-knives, money, tobacco, latch keys those articles the presence of which is essentia to civilization, and the absence of which constitutes barbarism manifest ly could not exist in any useful form had not beneficent nature eimoweu us wiiu docket It is a significant fact that the I - j ' . i. . i higher a man rises in tue scaie oi civilisa tion, the more numerous become his pock ets. J he red man has no pocKot wnaiever; the Turk has two pockets; 1 he people of the south of Europe have rarely more than five, while the man of Anglo-Saxon blood has nine, or counting those in his over- coal ten well-defined and practicable pockets, Representative government, nne- cut tobacco, trial by Jury, and revolving pistols are the precious inheritance of the nine-pocketed races. Ignorance, supersti tion, and a general assortment of miseries are the lot of those who have not develop ed more man lour or nve pocicets. hy nature constructed women wuhout true pockets It does not become us to in quire, although the fact might easily be in terpreted as an evidence that W"npn are a not designed to become the military or civ il leaders of mankind. It is sufficient for us to know that the pocket, in the scientif ic sense or tne terra, is the monopoly oi tne male sex, for it is not yet established that even Dr. Mary Walker has developed a really masculine pocket. Emulous of the more gifted sex, women have striven to supply the deficiencies of nature by art. and boldly claim that the mysterious and unseen bags which they carry concealed about their persons are virtually pockets. On this point the distinguished anatomist Cuvier says: "The capacious muslin organ generally called the female pocket, has none of the essential characteristics of the true pocket. It is situated a little lower than the placquet, and forms a cul-de-sac, to which the placquet serves as an entrance. It may be removed by the knife without any perceptible effect upon the health, and it is plainly artificial and extraneous." The same opinion is held by all educated anat omists, and, though w may admit that the so-called female pocket is capable of con taining a large amount of handkerchiefs, candv, hair-pins, and other necessities of female existence, its real character as a commonplace bag ought not to be conceal ed under the pretentious title of pocket. From the nature of its construction, this bag is so easy of access to the shameless pickpocket that he looks upon it in the light of a storehouse,, in wiheh is laid up for his especial benefit portable property of more or less value. No one will dispute the dictum of the London court, that wo men who place their purses in these psnedo pockets invite pickpockets to steal them ; but what other device can they substitute for the inefficient muslin bag? To require a woman to develop pockets without a ba sis or trousers, waistcoat or coat, would be more cruel than was pharoah's request that the Hebrews would make bricks without straw. Women who desire artificial pock ets are limited to the use of the treacher ous muslin bag, and the locality in which it is now worn is declared by competent comparative anatomists to be the only one wnere sucn an appendage could be secure ly placed, and remain at the same time easily accessible. The only way out of the difficulty is for women to abandon the vain effort to emulate marsupial man, and lay aside their muslin bags. Thus they will remove temptation from the Dickoocket. and prove themselves capable of accepting, without a murmur, the mysterious law of nature, which lavishes pockets upon one sex and withholds them inexroably from " N. Y. Times. By Request. Independent Newspapers. We have no wish to underrate independ ent newspapers. The real thing is worth a great deal, both to a paper and to its read ers. It is not in these days very rare, be cause the great body of newspaper readers are remarkably keen, as well as honest, and do not care enough for second-hand opin ions to makf it pay for papers to peddle them. On the other hand, the time has pretty well gone by when a party could give to a really well-managed newspaper any special help ' or advantage. The work of the newspaper "organ, once important and profitable, is no longer either, and it is not so mucn or a virtue to be mdepend ent as those who claim tc have a monopoly of that quality try to make it appear. Un the other hand, it is to be remarked that there is a cant of independence which is as insincere as vicious, and the mark of as low a moral standard as anything in the old-fashioned "organ" ever was. A news paper does not necessarily lose its servility, or its desire to milead, because it loudly abjures all party ties. It is quite as easy perhaps easier to make an idol of private interests or personal prejudice, and call on the public to fall down and worship it, as it is to set up a political party lor indis criminate approval, And it is quite as easy to be betrayed into stupid partiality or m- genuious evasion and perversion of the truth by a steady wish to maintain a claim to peculiar independence, as it is to do the same for the advantage of a party. Probably some oi our readers mav have made these reflections for themselves, if they happen to be of the few who see the more ostentatious or these "independent naners. The course ot the latter, during anil since the close of the canvass, was very remarkable. -They were, by their own statement, in favor of Gov. Hayes elec tion. Of course, they were "reformers." No truly independent newspaper writer is willing to put up with things as they are. If he did, he could make very little demand lor his view oi how things ought to be. it is tame business professing content with any situation; moreover, no community could long think that a man or a paper was really of a higher order than themselves unless he or it found fault freelv. Being reformers, the papers to which we have re ferred could not very well refuse to see that Gov. Hayes was very earnest in re form. All his words, backed by his acts, showed that. But so much conceded, noth ing could prove the severe impartiality of these so well as to point out that Gov. Haves probably could not do anvthing for reform, and that Mr. Tilden, who never even hinted that he wanted any systematic relorm, could and would do a great deal in that direction. The question being which ould improve the government most, the Republicans or the Democrats, these lofty guides would not stoop to strike a balance I between the evidence lor one and the evi dence for the other; that, they said, would be teaching that two wrongs made a right. Their way was to exaggerate the faults and failings of the Republican party, to ignore its elements of strength and virtue, and to speak only soft words of the Democrats. If Tilden has consented to the repudiation of the Resumption act, the Republicans should not complain, because, if they had brought about resumption years ago, it would not now be ah issue. If the Demo crats of the South were pressing rebel claims, the Republicans should remember that if they had allied the South to their party by ties of tender affection, the South would not be pressing claims. If Mr. Til den had cheated the government out of his income tax, these journals were sorry if that was to be a disqualification for the Presidency ; besides, the Republicans should not forget the Sanborn contracts and the Credit Mobilier. In other words, though a great Democratic fault would not balance Republican fault however slight, no slip of the Republicans was so small that it did not make tne gravest Democratic vice a virtue. If any one objected that this was practically helping the Democrats very much, and not helping the Republicans at all, our independent friends replied that tnat was none or tneir Dusmess. They ex isted in order to give to the world their own infallible ideas. Having expressed their opinion that the election ot Hayes would be best for the country, they were not going to break down their reputation for independence by "throwing their influ ence in his favor. If they did that, they would be no better than nartizans. The common herd might argue for the man of their choice. . To be independent it was necessary to argue for the other man. Since the close of the canvass, these very independent organs of their individual edi tors have attracted somewhat more atten tion than they deserve. They have pretty constantly devoted themselves to showing that if Mr. Hayes is elected by the returns of the State canvassers in Louisiana, it will be a great blow to the Constitution and a fearful! strain on the Republic. Oue of them the pettiest of the lot, informs a small circle of readers in western Massa chusett that if this calamity falls upon the country, it will advise submission, but it appears unwilling to be responsible for the consoquences, The iilje of drifting into a future where a fourth-rate newspaper in Springfield will not consent to be responsi ble for events is, of course, an appalling one; but as the yote of Louisiana has ap- larentiy neen given lor tlayes, and must ie returned by its State canvassers, we do not see how we are going to be saed. It was reported at one time that Mr. I haries Francis Adams who. as certain personsin Springfield are often reminded, is the sec ond great man in Massachusetts was on his way to New Orleans to look aner tne Returning Board. If he had gone, all might have been well. As it is, we see no way but for the country to take its Presi dent, legally eieciea 'jy sucn means as are provided, and get on as best it can. As for the schemes of the Democrats their prostitution of the Judiciary iu South nimlina, their retention of the back coun of I to its he to the we the ties the a ties in Florida in order to copy the Tilden Tweed game in 18U8 in New Fork, their threats of preventing an orderly count of the electoral vote in February, their vapor ing about a second President inaugurated in New York, their Mexican plan of divid ing the army and navy, their usurping pre tentions regarding the powers of the louse it would be below the dignity of a truly independent newspaper to bestow much at tention on these. To do so would be to follow in the steps of Republican journals, and that would be partizan. It is much better to sneer at President Grant's quiet preparation for preserving order and peace in the national capital, and to preach to the Republicans about their responsibility for everything that the Democrats do or omit to do. That, is t.h depence independence not only of party. out or common sense and New York Times. Not Quite so Green. on his way from Vermont to the wilds of Colorado, stopped at Chica go fo' a day and a night, and somehow he let it out in the office of the hotel that he was go.ng to take np land. Of course, if he was going on business of that kind, so far Mm? IT he money with him; at least so seamed to think two wor thy gentlemen who interviewed him du his way to his room. they weretwo very gentlemanly looking men, albeit a little overmuch bejewelled Thev met Jed. in tha hn i i. ' .'i i --" iook. mm gently aside. "My dearest sir," said one of 'them, in the polilest manner possible, "your name is Whiffle?" "jeoutnan Whiffle, sir, from Vermont." "Ah well you will excuse us for what may appear to be an unwarrantable liberty. W e are United KtAtAc HotatiAc .- i. - employ of the Treasury Department. Of io.c uiucn cuumeneit money has been cir culating hereahouts unrt m,r - t headquarters are, to search every stranger coming into this city. You will have to be one or more than a hundred that we have been obliged to examine within three davs. Let us step into a private room, where the Uingcan be done quietly and sub rosa. It " nc uui a iew moments. Jed thoue-ht it miVhr ha all n'ti a. -n . i - .... - xLli nil events he did not care to get into a scrape bvresistin-r TZnn)a n: .. i . .- - o - " - "i a uui'jcr, so ne 101 lowed the two wntlnmni inin . ;. i:..i. parlor. "Now. Mr. Whiffle, if you will "allow us look at your money." jeo puneo out his old pocket book, in WhlPh WPT-A ATM thniiconl ,1 ..1 1 I -. w vuuuocauil UU1U.R) 1LI UUDK notes. The gentlemen took the money, and carefully examined it. Over a few of the notes they hesitated; finally one said: "The clerk of the hotel has Bristow's de scription of the mnntarfuito I fk:l. T ' i i1 . . .... i x will go and compare these. They are evi- uiruii, 011 ngui, oui ii, is oest to oe on tne safe side." And thus Sneflkinr tha -man vn't-Ti tt,& bank notes in his hand went out to find the clerk. After a time the crentlpman mhn h.lun left behind, said, 1 think the maioris gone longer than i necessary. Wait a moment, Mr. Whiffle, and 1 will bring him back." - Jed had evidently not been quite satis fied from . the first; that he was entirely dissatisfied now was most clearly apparent from his next movement Quiet'ly placing himself against the door, he drew a heavy revolver and cocked it. Now look here, Mister you may be an officer. If you be, you musn't lose sight me till my mcney is all right. Anyhow, shan't lose sight of you." The gentleman attempted to expostulate. "Shut up!" cried Jed. "I'm cocked and primed for them thieves ont West, and if I've happened to fall afoul of a pair of 'em here in Chicago, I guess I'll try my hand. So, Mister, just you make a move to leave me afore I've got my money back, and qf goes the top of your" head, just as true as fate!". A look at the Vermonter's face, and at the unflinching hand that held the pistol, told that he was in dead earnest, and the pretended officer caved in. He went with Jed to a neighboring drinking house where they found the other sharper, and also the money, all safe and right. Jed allowed the rascals to go free on re gaining his funds, simply because be could not possibly stop over to prosecute and give evidence: but he told his storv to such a purpose that the sharpers did not venture try their littly game again in any of the Chicago hotels. The Difference. Neither party, it is to be feared, says the New York Tribune, is over-scrupulous just now. And yet it is to be observed that in the three Southern States there was, prima facie, reason to expect Republican majon-' ties. That party may fairly claim, there fore, to be trying to hold only what it hon estly believes to be its own. Bnt what about this effort to give a cer tificate to a Democratic elector in Oregon, because the Republican, whose election is not disputed, is a postmaster? Does that look like trying to hold only what the Democratic party honestly believes to be own? Or what about the effort to keep the vote of a Vermont elector from being counted because he is a postmaster? Or what about the effort to have the vote of a Rhode Island elector thrown out because is guilty of having been a Centennial Commissioner? Is there any doubt as to " what the people of Vermont and Rhode Island wanted? In fact, is not this about the difference that the Republican in the disputed Southern States are trying to hold what they honestly believe they got, while the Democrats in the Northern States are try ing by hair-splitting technicalities, to grasp what they know the people never intended they should have? POLYGAMY. Popular Misapprehensions Corrected. In the discourse of Rev. Adam McClel land, at the Fort Greene Presbvterian Chnrch. on the subject of "Hannah the haintiy .Mother, ' quite recently, he made the following reference to polvgamy, when speaking of Elkanah. Hannah's hus band: Elkanab was a polygamist that is say he had more than -one wife. Just here, at the risk of digression, I avail my- self of the opportunity to correct a misap prehension, and remove, if possible, a great prejudice which widely prevails against tha Old Testament Church. The notion some how has been quite general that polvgamy was very common among godly patriarchs. Now noihingcan be more unjust or contra ry to the facts. What are the facts? From creation down to the marriage of Jacob, that is, during a period of 2,250 years, there is not a single instance of a child of God who had more than one wife. During that period the only polvgamist of whom read was the wicked Lamech, a descen dant of Cain, a murderer and a fugitive. From the days of Jacob to the beginning of Israelitish monarchy, that is durinr It periou ot oov years, we can Discover out three polygamits. The first was Jacob, whom you know wasdeceived Into it bv his crafty uncle Laban. The second was Gid eon, who perpetrated numerous irregulari wnen ne oecame a ruler in Israel, and third was Elkanah, the husband of ' Hannah and of whom we know verv little. During five hundred years of the monarchy, Kings, who imitated the Pagau princes all around them, did introduce numerous wives into the places for the sake of pomp sensual gratifies! ion. but so soon as the monarchy was abolished by the Babylonish " captivity, polygamy declined, so that when Jesus Christ apeared we do not fiud any , vestiage of it whatever among the Jews, Now, in view of these tacts that can be abundantly substantiated, is it not exceed ingly unjust to the Church of God of old, against the verities of the Scripture, con trary alike to nature and the lessons of ex perience, to letter and spirit of the law of God, the example oi such venerable patri archs as Moses, and Joseph, and Isaac, and Noah, and Adam: contrary to the plain lesson of the original institution of mar riage when God gave but one wife to one man, to attempt to fasten upon it a sin and shame that is repulsive to the true Christian? A dull cauiji.ugn pieced out with two or three weeks of suspense is the worst inflic tion of th Centennial.